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Annex 2: Types and Numbers of Telecommunications Licences (as at 31 March 2023)

Type of LicencesNumber of Licences
Aeronautical VHF Fixed Station34
Aircraft Station312
Amateur Station2 625
Broadcast Radio Relay Station & Broadcast Relay Station12
Experimental Station68
Hotel Television (Transmission)166
Industrial, Scientific & Medical Electronic Machine2 012
Localised Wireless Broadband Service1
Maritime Radio (Local Vessel)2 116
Mobile Radio System Fixed Station15
Mobile Radio System Mobile Station1 417
Private Mobile Radio System1 947
Private Radio Paging System3
Public Radiocommunications Service7
Radio Dealers (Unrestricted)4 143
Radiocommunications School7
Radiodetermination and Conveyance of Commands, Status and Data162
Satellite Master Antenna Television65
Self-Provided External Telecommunications System8
Services-Based Operator of Class 1 Service and Class 2 Service Note A22
Services-Based Operator of Class 3 Service467
Ship Station2 245
Space Station Carrier10
Taxi Radiocommunications Service15
Unified Carrier – Mobile Services Note B13
Unified Carrier – Local/External Fixed Services Note B and Note C52
Wide Band Link & Relay Station48
Wireless Internet of Things4
Total17 996

Note A: This figure includes 20 licences which are also authorised for the provision of SBO Class 3 services.
Note B: This figure includes seven licences which are authorised to provide both fixed and mobile services.
Note C: This figure includes the three licences authorising the transmission of domestic television programme services.